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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell rejoins Twitter only to be banned again in four hours

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my pillow CEO Mike Lindelwhich was banned Twitter last year for dissemination US election related misinformationthen came back onto the platform Elon Musk‘s takeover, only to be suspended again four hours later.

Mr. Lindell, a staunch supporter of the former President donald trumpOn Sunday afternoon he announced his comeback with a new account on Twitter.

“Hi everyone, I’m back on Twitter. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and follow to spread the word,” the MyPillow CEO wrote in his first Twitter post from his new account.

The tweet also included a self-recorded video explaining why he was back on the social media platform and warning his fans about fake accounts impersonating him.

“I’m here to tell you about my new account. So we opened this account. Please share with everyone you know,” Mr Lindell said in the post, which has now disappeared.

“Let everyone you know know – so if they shut it down we can chime in here on Twitter,” he added, appearing to be on a private jet when he filmed the clip. “And thanks for the help.”

Shortly after the Trump loyalist made the announcement, his fans began following him in large numbers. Corresponding news weekin about five minutes, the account was already followed by over 20,000 users.

But just four hours after he tweeted about joining the platform, Twitter removed his new account.

A spokesman for Twitter told the outlet that the new account has been banned for violating the platform’s rules on evading bans.

The MyPillow CEO was previously suspended on Twitter for repeatedly spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 US presidential election, mirroring Mr Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen.

At the time, Twitter had issued a statement saying it had suspended Mr Lindell’s account for “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy as part of its zero-tolerance policy toward misinformation.

Mr. Lindell’s comeback to the platform came days after Tesla founders take and privatization of the microblogging site early last week. Mr Musk has repeatedly claimed he wants to protect freedom of expression on the platform, while the company’s past management has been criticized for censorship.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mypillow-mike-lindell-twitter-ban-b2069653.html MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell rejoins Twitter only to be banned again in four hours

Bobby Allyn

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